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movement starting on capitol hill in washington to change the law governing children working in the fields of america. even supporters of that proposed law admit that nothing is likely to happen quickly and any changes face a tough political battle from the opposition. >> harvest season is pretty much over in california's central valley. only a few grapes and raisins left to pick. most families are packing up and moving on, following the crops north to oregon and washington. 3,000 miles away, in the halls of congress, the issue of child labor and agriculture has gained new attention. >> i was shocked because i really do believe this is one of our country's dirty little secrets. >> reporter: that's why, after watching our investigation documenting child labor here in california and in north carolina, los angeles congress woman lucille ball ahard is calling for change. >> there are today in this country children working under deplorable conditions and not equally protected under our child labor laws and these are the children who work in agriculture. >> and you want to change that? >> i want
's department tried out a drone similar but much smaller to the ones used by the federal government overseas. the drones can get a bird's eye view of an area and send back a live feed to people on the ground. sheriff's officials said they would only use the drone for emergencies and proactive policing such as spotting illegal marijuana groves. >> the tools aren't much different than what he already have. it's giving a different vantage point to a dangerous situation that arises. >> not everyone is a fan of the idea. the aclu is concerned about privacy issues and suggested they should only be used when there's a warrant. >>> coming up next at 6:00 with less than two weeks until the election the official polls are both mixed, but there's one very unofficial poll that you might be forgetting about. also coming up -- >> everybody's mouth drops when they come in here. >> from a dream to a small empire in our bay area proud exclusive one woman found a way to turn an unlikely interest into a bay area first. >>> just ten days to election day and both sides are trying to campaign around the hurricane
studies conducted in the last 25 years, performed by state and federal governments and advocacy groups and universities. now let's take a look at the most recent ones. a 2005 restore hetchhetchy study identifies the river as the bay area's primary water source and notes that pruchling water from nearby cherry lake to a tributary can replace most of what's lost from hetchhetchy. other option include expanding the reservoir farther downstream or calvaveras reservoir in the bay area, in the estimated cost of $1 billion. that makes no viable options false, but how expensive is the alternative? a state report from 2006 that takes into account all of the major components, water replacement and energy replacement and dam removal, restoring the valley and permitting, public use and legal costs came up with the price tag between $3 billion and $10 billion. furthermore, the authors write, quote, much studies remain to be done because there are major gaps in vital information. for example, objectives for replacing the water supply area in the first place. author mike marshall's claim for the city
governments will likely have to put people to work over the next few weeks and months to fix things. raj? >> thank you, scott budman reporting from our news room. in about 20 minutes, we'll go live to new york for an update on the damage. and our political analyst will join us to talk about the impact to the presidential election. tonight at 10:00, a special primetime one-hour report on sandy's fury tonight at 10:00. >>> students protected from sexual harassment under a key federal law. but the investigatetive unit found some bay area principals may not know what it is. >>> and what we uncovered by looking at just the past two years of state records at funeral homes. >>> postage problems in the bay area. what you need to know to make sure your mail-in ballot counts. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. with snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. and now whe
expectations, but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> millions remain without electricity, the recovery process is under way. two of the three major airports in the new york city area were able to open up again. after things shut down for two days, the new york stock exchange reopened. >> for the north bay, it's been a little different. but for the peninsula, east bay and south bay you held off the rain. >> exactly. doing what we can. going man, this is not good. in san francisco, some heavier rain coming on down in the north bay eventually getting closer, a gorgeous shot of the halloween evening. your forecast in a few minutes. >>> should you be concerned if your parent. a federal law meant to protect students is being overlooked by some schools and no one is enforcing it. >> a look what time she's uncovered by title 9 in some local schools. >> good evening. title 9 many of us think of athletics for women. the law was set up to do more than that, it also pro
presidential because he is the president. he's in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week where he could meet with storm victims a with governor chris christie, a romney ally. president obama may sit wisconsin tomorrow. of course, we invite you to stay with nbc bay area news for continuing coverage of the storm sandy. you can always go to nbcbayarea.com for the latest updates. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, the new invention that could prevent some surprising injuries in hospitals. >>> also -- >> i'm scott budman. a new smartphone and new smartphone apps. coming up, the windows version of the smartphone and how it plans to take on the iphone. >>> in health matters, smoke-free lives led to a dramatic decrease in heart attacks and death. researchers tracked a county in minnesota after their indoor smoking bans went into effect. in five years, the rate of heart attack deaths dropped by 5%. during the same five-year period, the state increased tobacco taxes and anti-tobacco campaigns. uc san francisc
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